Great Manchester Run 10k start time, route and road closures

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Runners gather at the start of the Great Manchester Run in 2017
Runners collect on the start of the Great Manchester Run in 2017 (Picture by Anthony Devlin/Getty Photos)

The Great Manchester Run has turn out to be a preferred occasion that has taken place every year since 2003.

It has gained additional significance during the last two years, following on from the Manchester bombing.

Many victims and their households have been participating to boost consciousness and funds for numerous charities.

Right here is every thing that you must find out about this years race.

When does the Great Manchester Run 10ok start?

The 10ok Elite Wheelchair race begins at 12.25, adopted by the Elite Ladies race at 12.40.

Spectators will then see the elite males and orange wave start at 13.02, and then the white wave at 13.25.

Lastly the Purple Wave begins at 13.55, then the blue wave at 14.05 and then runners are the inexperienced wave at 14.30.

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Runners observe a minutes silence at the starting line during the Great Manchester Run in 2017
Runners observe a minutes silence in the course of the Great Manchester Run in 2017 (Picture by Anthony Devlin/Getty Photos)

The way to watch the Great Manchester Run

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Protection begins on BBC One from 12.00 on Sunday 19 Could.

In case you are trying to watch the race in particular person, there are numerous areas round Manchester which have good viewing spots.

This contains Chepstow Road and Great Bridgewater Road, which supplies good views for each the half marathon and 10ok races.

There are additionally good view factors on the six Charity Cheering Factors, which could be positioned throughout the course, together with on the 1k and 9k levels.

What’s the Great Manchester Run 10ok route?

Runners will start on Portland Road and then make their manner southwest in the direction of Outdated Trafford stadium.

The run will see them transfer alongside the River Irwell, earlier than passing the stadium and then turning round and transferring north east, again in the direction of the course that they initially got here from.

The race is about to complete at Bridewater Road, simply previous Deansgate Station.

Supporters can take a look at the full 10k course map to see precisely the place the runners will likely be travelling in the present day.

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Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham heads to the finish line during the Great Manchester Run in 2017
Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham heads to the end line in the course of the Great Manchester Run in 2017 (Picture by Anthony Devlin/Getty Photos)

Great Manchester Run road closures

Many roads are set to be affected throughout in the present day’s run, with many closing from 6am.

The roads closest to the beginning traces, like Ashton new Road, Alan Turning Means and Manor Road are set to re-open sooner than others, someday between 13.00 and 14.00.

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Different roads nearer to the ending might stay shut for a lot later, with St John Road and Tonman Road not anticipated to reopen till a while between 21.00 and 23.00 tonight.

You possibly can see the total road closure particulars on the Great Manchester Run website.

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